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Dalit Panthers calls for Gujarat bandh tomorrow

Ahmedabad: Dalit Panthers of Gujarat today gave a call for a state-wide bandh tomorrow in protest against the brutal thrashing of Dalit youths in Una town of Gir-Somnath district last week.

Various organisations such as the Jan Sangharsh Manch and Dalit Movement of India have supported the call.

“Dalit Panthers of Gujarat has given a Gujarat bandh call tomorrow to protest against the atrocities on dalits in Una town. More than ten organisations have supported our call,” said General Secretary of Gujarat Dalit Panthers Rahul Parmar.

The state has been witnessing widespread protests following the incident at Una where seven Dalit youths were beaten up for allegedly killing a cow.

The protests have turned violent in the last two days.

State transport buses have been targeted by angry protesters while 10 Dalits have tried to end their lives as a part of the protests.